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Barclays Analyst Interview Questions

Interviews at Barclays

110 Interview Reviews

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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Newark, DE).

Interview

The hiring process took a long time. Interviews were not bad at all. I was able to bypass most of the process through keeping in constant contact with my hiring manager who then basically considered this correspondence as an interview, life is an interview after all =). Make sure to stay current on financial news, know the company's strengths/weaknesses, be able to sell yourself, research and learn as much about your position as possible.

Negotiation

One could probably negotiate as competitors in the area pay slightly more. However, take into consideration that you will likely get 10+ hours of overtime every week which adds an extra 10-20k to the base salary.

Other Interview Reviews for Barclays

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview. It was easy, relaxing. Not too tough. I was asked to walk them through my resume. That's about yet.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Entry level, not too much to negotiate.


  2. Helpful (10)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I got a random call from a recruiter, who said that my application was submitted for an Analyst position at Barclays Capital through an internal referral. I agreed to interview the following week, which was a first and final round interview, with a current Analyst and the COO. The interview was surprisingly the most laid back interview I've had, with the COO making a few jokes and making friendly conversation here and there and asking very general interview questions. I've had my fingers crossed for the past month, and it took a full month from the day of the interview, to the time HR followed up to me saying they ultimately selected another candidate. Soul crushing result to a great interview experience.

    Here are the questions they asked me:
    Why Barclays?
    Why do you want to work in investment banking?
    What responsibilities of this position excite you?
    How do we know you want to stay with Barclays (and not jump to another company)?
    + A few questions specific to my resume

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    The hiring process took a very long time. A former colleague had made me aware of and submitted my resume for the position and I did not have to go through a first round interview with HR which was good, my first round of interviews consisted of 3 interviews, each one with two individuals from the department the position I was interviewing was in. The second round of interviews was with the head of the department like a week later. What was annoying was how long after they told me they were giving me an offer that it took them to get something together, like a month. But other than that it was good.

    Interview Questions

    • It wasn't so much the question as it was the fact that they neglected to inform me that my last interview was not going to be with the woman who would be my direct boss but the actual head of the department in the americas (not a small department/division either, not like head of a trading desk within an asset class, head of an entire division), so it was a bit intimidating when I was told upon arrival that would be the person I was meeting with.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-existent


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    One phone interview and one super day with 6 interviews.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Hired through the undergraduate on-campus recruiting for a summer internship leading to job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were mainly behavioral as I was entering a Sales role   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Barclays.

    Interview

    Case interview: basic business problem (if product X costs Capital One $4.00 per unit, with a $800 sunk cost, and we charge X amount of dollars along with a $10 annual fee, how many do we need to sell to break even, etc). Followed by a longer discussion of more complex problems that the situation might entail

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    2 rounds of interviews with 3 people each round. Mostly behavioral questions with some technical questions on the equity markets thrown in. More about getting to know the person rather then to grill you with tough questions. 2/5 interviews didn't care much abut the questions they were asking and seemed unprepared. Most of the people who interviewed me have since left the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • Gave an example or 2 options (put and call) with different strike prices and asked if given a certain price, which option was more valuable   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Jersey City, NJ) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Interviewed with three managers and a director one afternoon, about 30-45min each.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate


  9. Helpful (5)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Barclays (New York, NY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a phone interview 1st with a VP then flying to NYC (at my expense) for face to face interviews. Once in NYC I had 3 face to face interviews, one with the hiring manager and the other two with department heads I would be interacting with if hired. All 3 interviews were pretty straight forward mainly focusing on my previous work experience. What made this interview experience a negative one was the fact that I never heard back from anyone. Not even a form email stating I didn’t get the job. I thought that was pretty cold & unprofessional on Barclays part considering the people I interviewed with was aware that I traveled to NYC at my expense for the interview. If they treat interviewees like this, I can imagine how they treat their employees.


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